MANATEE -- A gunman robbed a Bradenton game room early Friday, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
About 1:44 a.m., an employee was counting money in the back office of Big John's Game Room, 5108 15th St. E., when a man armed with a gun entered and demanded money, according to a news release.
The employee placed an undetermined amount of cash into a bag, and then the suspect took the bag, fled out the front door and got into the rear passenger's side of a grey or silver Chevrolet Blazer.
The vehicle was followed by a witness who was able to record the tag number, the sheriff's office said.
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Deputies located the vehicle about 15 minutes after the robbery, but it was empty, according to the report.